Sicily Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

From $5,999 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Sicily Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Jun

Catania to Mount Etna - Italy's Legendary Isle

It's a land of legends and natural beauty. Of ancient architecture and extraordinary history and cuisine. Hike on Mount Etna's volcanic slopes and in exquisite hilltop Taormina. Explore Siracusa's rugged Ionian coastline by kayak. Bike through the Iblei mountains and to baroque towns like Noto and Modica. Greek theaters, Roman ruins and welcoming Italian hospitality. Sicily is waiting for your family.

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Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak

Highlights

  • Hike rugged trails around Mount Etna's legendary volcanic peak and kayak to the tiny isle of Syracuse
  • Bike peaceful roads from the lush Iblei mountain range to late baroque towns in World Heritage Val di Noto
  • Savor the flavors of Sicily's celebrated wines and cuisine in a cooking class and among Catania's vineyards
  • Lounge in an airy cabana on a private beach and fall in love with Taormina
Italy Sicily Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Italy

Start/End Catania, Sicily

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Kick off your Sicilian family adventure with fresh-pressed olive oil at a centuries-old working farm • Be immersed in a valley of cherry, almond and citrus orchards • Ride your bike on quiet winding country roads in the Val di Noto • Discover the baroque towns of Noto and Modica • Vacation at our one-of-a-kind hotel—the perfect blend of Sicilian charm and modern comforts. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Country House Villadorata
Noto
Premiere Hotel

A peaceful oasis in the Sicilian countryside—this elegant property sits amid an organic farm with olive trees and vineyards. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Ride into the countryside along rolling hills, passing Greek ruins and small towns on the way to Siracusa • Marvel at archaeological treasures • Explore Ortigia, Siracusa’s mesmerizing historic center, on a walking tour • Lounge with your family on the rooftop terrace of our hotel.

Accommodations
Minareto

(1 night)

Night 3

Minareto
Siracusa
Premiere Hotel

Take in stellar sea views at this welcoming resort, perched on a promontory overlooking the Plemmirio Marine Nature Reserve and featuring two private beaches. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Kayak through a lush nature reserve along the Ciane River, a bird-lover’s paradise • Keep an eye out for egrets, black-winged stilts and flamingos nestled among papyrus plants • Exquisite cuisine and luxury accommodations await just outside of hilltop Taormina, known as the Pearl of Sicily • Gaze out onto an unforgettable panorama over the Ionian Sea • Climb up the picturesque northern slopes of Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano • Follow wooded trails and trek across black lava on the lower flanks of this dramatic peak • The sense of history is almost palpable on a visit to Taormina’s ancient Greek theater • Raise a glass to an extraordinary week with family before a decadent Sicilian dinner by the sea.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Taormina
Premiere Hotel

Sea-view rooms await at this elegant beachfront property, an early 19th-century villa set among lush gardens by the Mediterranean. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in Sicily

Although Sicily is part of Italy, the island can feel worlds away from the mainland, as it remains one of the country's most rural and economically challenged regions. Roads in Sicily are not always as well maintained as those found in other parts of Italy. Although our routes are quiet, you can expect some rough patches of road along the way. Cycling here is both a physical and cultural experience where a touch of patience and humor go a long way—watch out for that rooster!

Litter

It may come as a surprise that in such a beautiful part of the world, litter is quite evident, especially when approaching small villages. If you can't stand the thought of litter marring the setting, we understand. This may not be the trip for you. We are working behind the scenes to improve this aspect of our Sicily trips.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Country House Villadorata
Noto

Premiere Hotel

A peaceful oasis in the Sicilian countryside—this elegant property sits amid an organic farm with olive trees and vineyards. (pool)

Night 3

Minareto
Siracusa

Premiere Hotel

Take in stellar sea views at this welcoming resort, perched on a promontory overlooking the Plemmirio Marine Nature Reserve and featuring two private beaches. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Taormina

Premiere Hotel

Sea-view rooms await at this elegant beachfront property, an early 19th-century villa set among lush gardens by the Mediterranean. (pool, spa)

From $5,999 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $5,999 /person

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